- From Sanskrit (Wiktionary)
“In a sermon in Banaras (Varanasi), he symbolised it by giving her the mark of the bindu (O, i.e. a drop or a dot in form of a circle) now called bindi, to married woman.”
“It's a super summer crop and grows best where it's sultry -- Africa, India (where it's known as bindi, or lady fingers), the Middle East, Turkey and Greece (where they all call it bamia) the Caribbean, South America -- and in the American South.”
“January 2009, she sported a "bindi" (vermillion mark on forehead) during her trip to India when she also visited Taj Mahal with husband Danny Moder.”
“bindi' on her recent trip to the Taj Mahal in Agra.”
“In India, We play stick the bindi on the bollywood star.”
“Charlie and Swanson were talking to that group of serious-looking men and the woman—was she actually wearing a bindi?”
“We entered a huge hall in a Church which had been transformed into a dance studio, and were greeted by a beautiful lady with radiant black hair, big brown eyes, a long red bindi and a warm smile.”
“Why is no one proposing banning all those as well as that most visible of symbols, the Hindu bindi or dot on the forehead?”
“I mean, when I was little, I remember non-Indians wearing red bindi dots on their foreheads.”
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